Hard To Handle, Mama Tried, Slewfoot, Silver Threads And Golden Needles, Cryptical Envelopment > drums > The Other One > High Time > Casey Jones, King Bee, Sittin On Top Of The World > Me And My Uncle, Doin' That Rag, Let Me In, Dire Wolf, St. Stephen > Lovelight
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March 16, 2018 Subject:
Independence Day 69
69 is a fun year. it just oozes with raw, psychedelic energy. early rendition of casey jones (premiering june 22, this is the third time played). again, it's raw, as is most of the playing, but that's part of its endearment-- not to mention, its enchantment. This is a Bobby-led show, to be sure. He's featured on lead vocals for most of it: After the Hard to Handle opener, next 25 minutes (4 numbers) is psychedelic Cowboy Weir. He later sings another three-- even singing Dire Wolf. Unfortunately, from Doin' that Rag on, it's barely audible and not worth the listen.
July 5, 2017 Subject:
high energy for july 4
hard to handle and the other one are excellent. sound quality is decent.
July 4, 2017 Subject:
July 4th 1969
Great music for an outdoors bbq, from July 4th 1969! The highlights for me are the Hard to Handle, Cryptical-High Time stretch, King Bee, Doin that Rag, StStephen-LoveLight.
Summer of 1969 was a very interesting time in the Dead's history, while exploring their american/country roots, they were also now jamming songs like ChinaCat(Brought back in April), Doin that Rag, the OtherOne and DarkSTar longer than ever before and adding distinct patterns/sections/themes to these songs.
Also its always a trip to hear Constanten on a song like Casey Jones, this is a pretty good one.
April 27, 2015 Subject:
For me, June of 69 doesn't seem very good. The once intense psychedelic songs now sound tentative, and they just don't know this twangy stuff well enough yet.
April 23, 2008 Subject:
Unique Show on the 4th of July 1969.
Seems like the boys were being as Pariotic as musically possible this show.
High quality stereo audio recording with excellent mix until "Doin That Rag".
After that it's pretty unbearable
"Doin That Rag", & "Let Me In 83968" has some audio issues on the left channel...hiss.
The audio doesn't get any better during St Stephen, or Love Light...
And to think in less than two weeks from this show the USA would be the first country in the world to land on the Moon.
For all you intellects that say the Moon landing was a "farce", google "mirror on the moon".
Eat, drink, be merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
April 5, 2007 Subject:
A Truly Extraordinary Night
Right from the start of Hard To Handle, the band is RIPPING. They kick back into mellow gear for the country/cowboy tunes but continue to play very well, The Other One is as good as it gets! Jerry swallowed a frog while trying to sing High Time, apparently, though. Sounds painful. A proto-Casey Jones followed by two from their early days for old time's sake, then back to RIPPING for as good a Me & My Uncle as JG has ever played; which, sadly cuts out midway. The tape changes at that point to one with pulsing drop-outs, the show becomes hard to listen to at this point, but worthwhile for a very, very hot Doing That Rag, a humor/C&W tune and Bobby singing Dire Wolf (darn well, too.) St. Stephen and TOYLL are perfunctory, although tight, closers.
September 6, 2006 Subject:
An interesting short 69 show to say the least. This one is notable for Bobby singing Direwolf. Most of the first set are all Bobby tunes, with Jerry on pedal steel which is quite nice. Mama Tried through Silver Threads are less then 3minutes per or due to slices over time. During Crypical, you get a good sense of why the band complained about the monitors.
1st of only 2 Let Me In.
May 13, 2006 Subject:
Love This Early Version Of Casey Jones.
It's a hoot. Check it out. King Bee is great. The moment I hear that Typhoon, I get the chills. Always been a sucker for the harmonica. Phew, Let Me In 83968? Didn't think anything could be worse than Golden Needles and Slewfoot.
Spirited Lovelight. The show as a whole is about average. Maybe even less so. Fidelity is pretty good.